The 3 Star paddler can consider themselves as an intermediate paddler rather than a beginner, the paddler can demonstrate personal competence as a member of a group paddling in a variety of venues. These venues include open water in conditions of winds up to force 3, and/or ungraded rivers that have a discernible green flow. After a period of consolidation after the training course we will encourage you to go for assessment.
2 day training
A consistent British Canoeing 2 Star standard of performance in the appropriate craft is required for anyone starting to work towards the British Canoeing 3 Touring Award; it is recommended that the candidate holds the British Canoeing 2 Star Award
The ability to swim confidently in flat and open water, wearing normal paddling clothing.
This is a 2 day course that covers all the required skills and theory. For those of you who have some experience, you should be ready and will be assessed over the two days, for those of you with less experience we would recommend booking a third assessment day after you have consolidated what we have taught you on this course.
This course can be taken in either touring kayak or open canoe. Please specify when booking.
You are expected to have personal equipment appropriate for the candidate as a competent member of the assessment group.
Personal paddling skills
Safety, leadership and group skills
2 day training £150 per person
Add £25 if equipment and boat hire is required
Camping and Self-catering accommodation is available. Please contact us for more information.